Mickey Rourke owes his life to one of his beloved dogs.
The “Wrestler” star, 63, on Sunday night attended the LA screening of the documentary film “Eating Happiness,” where he opened up about how important his six pooches are to him.
“I was going through a really rough time,” he told reporters. “I was hurting myself and I was sitting in the closet one day. I couldn’t take it anymore and picked up a gun.”
Becoming visibly emotional, the actor continued: “I was deciding what part of my head to put it on and my dog, Beau Jack, he [cried] and I looked over and he looked up at me like this and … he said [with his eyes], ‘Who’s going to look after me?’ And it made me put the gun down. I was ready to go.”
The former professional boxer — who has spoken about struggling with drugs and alcohol — found comfort in his canine friends, admitting, “I get along better with dogs than I do with people.”